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2007 Senate Bill 727: Expand commercial/industrial groundwater restrictions and regulations

Public Act 188 of 2008

Introduced by Sen. Ray Basham (D) on September 5, 2007
To require the Department of Environmental Quality to evaluate the impact of a proposed waterworks system for new municipal community water supply systems that withdraw more than 1 million gallons of groundwater per day. Under current law, the DEQ may but is not required to evaluate systems that would withdraw more than 2 million gallons per day. The bill is part of a legislative package consisting of Senate Bills 721 to 729 and House Bills 5065 to 5073 that would restrict and subject to extensive regulation the use of groundwater by industrial and commercial businesses.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on September 5, 2007
Reported in the Senate on March 4, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 14, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises the law on water bottler's permits.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 14, 2008
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on May 14, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To lower the threshold for requiring bottled water producers to get a state permit from pumping more than 250,000 gallons per day to 100,000 gallons for water sold outside the Great Lakes basis, and 200,000 if sold within the basin. Permit applications would have to include an evaluation of existing environmental, hydrological, and hydrogeological conditions and the predicted hydrologic effects of the intended withdrawal.
Received in the House on May 14, 2008
Referred to the House Great Lakes and Environment Committee on May 14, 2008
Reported in the House on June 24, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 24, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2008
Passed 104 to 4 in the House on June 24, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To lower the threshold for requiring bottled water producers to get a state permit from pumping more than 250,000 gallons per day to 100,000 gallons for water sold outside the Great Lakes basis, and 200,000 if sold within the basin. Permit applications would have to include an evaluation of existing environmental, hydrological, and hydrogeological conditions and the predicted hydrologic effects of the intended withdrawal .
Received in the Senate on June 25, 2008
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on June 25, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 9, 2008

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